video by Charley Reed
On Oct. 5, 2011, members of UNO's chapter of Theta Chi put their bodies and personal dignity on the line to raise money for suicide prevention.
UNO Cycling Team Pedals to Victory
The UNO Cycling Team won its division for the fourth year in a row (and came in third over-all, just behind U.S. Stratcom and the Union Pacific Railroad) in the 2011 Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge. The team had 42 riders this year that logged an impressive 11,559 miles between May 1 to Oct. 1. The UNO Cycling team was presented a trophy as part of a larger celebration with the announcement of Omaha being named a 'Bike Friendly City' by the League of American Cyclists on Sept. 30.
Campus Flu Shot Clinics Continue Today, Tomorrow
UNO Health Services (SHS) will host flu shot clinics on campus today and Thursday, Oct. 12-13.
Health Services encourages students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against influenza. This year's flu shot will vaccinate against:
- Influenza A; and
- Influenza B.
* Peter Kiewit Institute: Room 100 A from 10 a.m. to noon
* Mammel Hall: Atrium from 1 to 3 p.m.
* College of Public Affairs and Community Service: Room 132D from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cost is $15 for students with ID, and $20 for faculty, staff or members of the UNO community. Those visiting the clinics are reminded to wear clothing appropriate for a shot in the arm. Cookies and cider will be provided while supplies last.Up to Top
Faculty Senate to Meet Today
The UNO Faculty Senate will hold their monthly meeting today, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. Anyone interested is invited to attend.
For more information, contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator Sue Bishop at (402) 554.3598.Up to Top
Divas of Diversity Drag Show at Noon Today
Maverick Productions will host the Divas of Diversity – featuring Shangela – in the Milo
Bail Student Center Nebraska Room at noon today, Oct. 12. Free food will be
available for attendees.
The Divas of Diversity presentation features a sharing of stories of discrimination and acceptance, a powerful drag show performance and time for questions and answers.
The presentation encourages young people to come together to be educated, inspired and to create a conversation on their campus and in their community that embraces and supports differences. Read more.Up to Top
This Week In Maverick Athletics
This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/thisweekmavs.1010.pdf.Up to Top
The Government Inspector Continues on Stage Tonight
The UNO Department of Theatre presents the comedy The Government Inspector, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol. Final performances run tonight through Saturday, Oct. 12-15, in the UNO Theatre, located inside the Weber Fine Arts Building. The production is directed by Doug Paterson. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances. Read more.Up to Top
Author Reading and Book Signing at UNO Tonight
Celebrated poet, William Trowbridge, author of Ship of Fool, will read along with 2011 Nebraska Book Award Winner, Sarah McKinstry-Brown, tonight, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in UNO's Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Rooms. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing and discussion will follow.
Sponsored by the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media; and The Writer's Workshop.
For more information, contact Miles Waggener at (402) 554.2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
October and November TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available
Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on the following dates:
- Oct. 18 and 25
- Nov. 1 and 15
Appointments can be made by calling Robyn Galvin at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at (402) 548.3614.Up to Top
IS to Offer Oct. 19 Optimizing Graphics Class
Information Services (IS) will offer Optimizing Graphics on Wednesday Oct. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in 112 Criss Library.
Using Photoshop CS4, participants will learn how to enhance, compose, and compress images for use in printed media, on video displays, and on web sites.
The session will also cover Create Once, Publish Everywhere (COPE), a technique for refining a single 'master image' so it can be easily published to both print and electronic media.Up to Top
A Conversation with Civil Rights Advocate Martha Noonan Oct. 21 at UNO
Martha Noonan will be on campus to discuss women in the civil rights movement Friday, Oct. 21, at Milo Bail Student Center Umoho (Omaha) Room. She will present at two different times from 10 to 10:50 a.m. and noon to 12:50 p.m. Both reoccurring events are free and open to the public.
Noonan is an experienced Civil Rights activist and teacher of history. She was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Her involvement in this 1960s Civil Rights Movement led her and other SNCC members to chronicle the stories of mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts. She is co-editor of the recently published book Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC. The book is dedicated to the mentors, heroines and the SNCC women who didn't live to see the book published.
Sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Black Studies and University of Nebraska Lincoln Institute for Ethnic Studies.
For more information, contact Felicia Dailey at email@example.com.Up to Top
Human Resources To Offer I-9 Training Session Oct. 27 for Staff and Faculty
Human Resources will hold an I-9 training session in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha (Umoho) Room from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. Staff and faculty who prepare I-9 forms for new employees should be aware of the increased focus by governmental auditing teams on I-9 compliance and the risk of significant penalties for non-compliance. The training will cover aspects of compliance that perhaps were not looked at as intensely during audits in the past.
Trainers will be UNO Office of Human Resources staff: Tim Rochford, manager of student employment, and Mary Sweaney, assistant director and manager of employment.
To register, call Stella Watts in Human Resources at (402) 554.2321 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
Adopt-a-Family Community Sale This Saturday
Members of the UNO Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women Inc., will host their third annual Adopt-a-Family Community Sale in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom this Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The UNO campus community and the public can shop for
specials on clothing and other items. Attendees will also have the opportunity
to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each, with prizes including gift certificates
to Omaha Steaks, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and more.
The funds received from the community sale benefit a number of local Omaha families whom are in need, providing them with essential everyday items, as well as gifts they would not otherwise receive, to make the holiday season a joyous occasion for them and their families.
"NCNW takes pride in supporting its community in the best way possible, and looks forward to making a difference in the lives of those who are seeking helpful resources," said Toni Monette, NCNW community service chair. "NCNW appreciates your support of this annual affair, and hopes you are able to contribute along with them in celebrating the wonders of coming together as a community."
For more information, contact Monette at (402) email@example.com.Up to Top
Oct. 16-17 Aging Conference to Celebrate Baby Boomers
A two-day conference on aging, hosted by UNO, is scheduled
for this Sunday, Oct. 16, and Monday, Oct. 17, at the Milo Bail Student Center.
An event hosted by a variety of campus entities and community partners, "Aging with Passion and Purpose: 'IT' Happens" is designed for professionals, administrators, service providers, researchers, educators, students, caregivers, older adults, Baby Boomers and others to gain perspectives on a long-anticipated and unprecedented population demographic shift.
As the country's oldest Baby Boomers begin turning 65 this year, perspectives on the future of aging may have a significant impact on social policy, health care, faith communities and human services for years to come. Read more.Up to Top
Fit Minded is Still Taking Applicants for Next Session
If you are a woman who enjoys reading, being social, and desires to be healthy, Dr. Jennifer Huberty, associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, invites you to join the fifth session of Fit Minded physical activity book club.
Formerly known as research study "Women Bound to Be Active," Fit Minded empowers women to become physically active by focusing on increasing self-worth and physical activity through a book club format. Through reading and discussion, Fit Minded provides women skills and strategies so that they can be active on their own for a lifetime. Fit Minded also offers an online component which includes resources, blogging and chatting, activity tracking and much more.
Session five is forming now! Members meet for one-hour from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center Board Room. Fit Minded is facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Huberty and her team.Up to Top
Secular Student Alliance to Meet Wednesday Nights
The UNO Secular Student Alliance (SSA) meets every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the State Room on the third floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. The Secular Student Alliance is a place where atheists, agnostics, and the theistic-ally challenged can come and discuss living on a world consumed by religion. It is a safe zone for conversations on the separation of church and state, among other things.
The meeting is open to all and all are welcome. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test
Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call (402) 554.3221 for an appointment.Up to Top
Green Tip of the Week
Advantage Lecture Tonight at UNO
Join GreenUNO and other green community partners for the Sustainability Summit. Everyone is invited to attend a free lecture on "The Sustainability Advantage" by business sustainability expert Bob Willard. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in 113 Mammel Hall tonight, Oct. 12. No registration required.
College of Business Administration and WasteCap Nebraska are sponsors of the two-day sustainability event.
For details, visit http://www.wastecapne.org/2011-wastecap-nebraska-sustainability-summit/
The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green.Up to Top